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Chart of the Week: Angela Merkel begins a long ‘auf wiedersehen’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

German equity investors have enjoyed the 13 years since the chancellor first took power

liam kennedy

Market approaches nudged off course

November 2018 (magazine)By

Sweden’s experience with the Premium Pension system shows how arduous dismantling of poorly constructed architectures can be

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Letter from Brussels: Brussels seeks to bolster secondary market in non-performing loans

November 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Are non-peforming loans an investor’s dream come true? Or do they represent immeasurable risks?

sven giegold

Letter from Brussels: Focus on pension products and supervision ahead of elections

October 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Tensions are rising in Brussels as the EU institutional mandate approaches its end ahead of the Parliamentary elections in May 2019, and the Commission has already ceased issuing new proposals in the absence of legislative time. 

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Letter from the US: Controversial nomination for PBGC

November 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

How do you fix a pension programme that has liabilities of $67.3bn (€58.4bn) and assets of only $2.3bn? 

Letter From US: Insurers back new annuities rules

September 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Insurance companies hope to play a greater role in 401(k) retirement savings plans if congress approves new rules on annuities

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Guest Viewpoint: Jim Hawley and Jon Lukomnik

October 2018 (magazine)

It is fitting that we launched our ‘Purpose of Asset Management’ paper in London, not far from 221b Baker Street, the home of the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. 

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Guest Viewpoint: Amlan Roy

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Amlan Roy

Incorporating changing behaviour and technological trends in retirement planning is essential

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Long-Term Matters: Disruptive change is coming – which side will you choose?

October 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Paying good pensions is a noble purpose but much less so if investors, inadvertently or otherwise, help create a world that is not worth living in

Long-Term Matters: What world are we creating by saving the world?

September 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Christoph Biehl

The focus of ESG investment has been moving towards the environmental over several years. Topics like green bonds, carbon indices, green ETFs, portfolio carbon footprinting and decarbonisation are making headway

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from our perspective pension roads to rome

From Our Perspective: Pension roads to Rome

May 2017 (Magazine)

Around the beginning of the 2000s enthusiasm for pension funding was at a high. As Germany took measures to unwind the cosy ‘Rhineland capitalism’ cross-share-holdings, book reserve pension liabilities seemed like yesterday’s solution

From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

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